Charlie Sheringham marked the start of his second loan spell at Dartford with a goal after a double by sub Ryan Hayes had broken Gateshead's resistance.

Hayes came on just after the hour and struck with a low shot before curling the second from Sheringham's pass.

He then created the opening for Sheringham, the son of former England striker Teddy, to seal the points.

The home side kept up the momentum and it took a good save by Adam Bartlett to deny Sheringham a stoppage-time fourth.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Burman delighted to achieve safety

"I'm very pleased, it's taken a bit of time, but we've got over that [50] points tally, and hearing some of the other results below us, we needed it.

"The game opened up a little bit in the second half and when you've got someone of Ryan Hayes's quality you put him on to exploit that and he did.

"When you have a strong bench, with quality players on it, you can tell and it's told today, but let's take nothing away from the starting eleven, they worked really hard.

"I now want to see if we can finish as high as possible."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Dartford

  • 12 Bettinelli
  • 03 Green
  • 04 Champion
  • 06 Bonner
  • 16 Arber
  • 22 Evans (Rogers - 77' )
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 14 Noble (Hayes - 63' )
  • 20 Burns
  • 11 Harris (Prior - 54' )
  • 28 Sheringham

Substitutes

  • 02 Rose
  • 13 Rogers
  • 07 Hayes
  • 09 Erskine
  • 27 Prior

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 03 Boyle
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 04 Chandler
  • 07 Gillies
  • 08 Turnbull Booked
  • 11 Cummins
  • 15 Marwood Booked (Henderson - 77' )
  • 18 Donaldson
  • 14 Brown

Substitutes

  • 19 Nixon
  • 22 Galpin
  • 37 Fowler
  • 33 Henderson
  • 36 McGorrigan
Ref: Hopkins
Att: 1,020

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

6 3

Corners

4 7

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:23 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +1:23

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Hayes, clearance by Ben Clark.

90:00 +1:06

Charlie Sheringham takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

90:00 +0:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hayes from the right by-line.

87:43

Centre by Ryan Hayes, save by Adam Bartlett.

85:58

Assist by Ryan Hayes.

85:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Sheringham - Dartford 3 - 0 Gateshead Charlie Sheringham scores a brilliant goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Dartford 3-0 Gateshead.

85:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies, Elliot Bradbrook manages to make a clearance.

81:19

Liam Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Prior. Direct free kick taken by Mark Arber.

80:21

The referee blows for offside. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

79:58

Jamie Chandler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Champion. Mark Arber restarts play with the free kick.

78:46

The official flags Liam Henderson offside. Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.

77:45

Elliot Bradbrook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Brown. Free kick crossed by Josh Gillies, clearance made by Lee Burns.

76:57 Substitution

Substitution James Rogers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Evans.

76:43 Substitution

Substitution Liam Henderson is brought on as a substitute for James Marwood.

74:21

Mark Arber challenges James Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

73:33

Jack Evans is ruled offside. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

72:48 Booking

Booking James Marwood is given a yellow card.

71:23

Charlie Sheringham provided the assist for the goal.

71:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Hayes - Dartford 2 - 0 Gateshead A brilliant goal is scored by Ryan Hayes from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Dartford 2-0 Gateshead.

70:38

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Josh Gillies misses to the left of the target.

70:20

Ben Clark fouled by Charlie Sheringham, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

69:47 Booking

Booking Phil Turnbull receives a yellow card.

67:44

Lee Burns delivers the ball. Charlie Sheringham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

65:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Hayes - Dartford 1 - 0 Gateshead Ryan Hayes grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Dartford 1-0 Gateshead.

62:15

Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

62:15 Substitution

Substitution (Dartford) makes a substitution, with Ryan Hayes coming on for Lee Noble.

62:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Curtis by Mark Arber.

61:49

Unfair challenge on Jack Evans by James Marwood results in a free kick. Lee Burns takes the free kick.

58:53

Jamie Chandler challenges Tom Champion unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

57:35

Foul by Mark Arber on Ryan Donaldson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Gillies, clearance made by Tom Bonner.

53:06 Substitution

Substitution Jason Prior replaces Danny Harris.

52:48

The ball is crossed by Josh Gillies.

51:19

James Brown fouled by Tom Champion, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Turnbull takes the direct free kick.

50:32

Shot from just outside the box by Elliot Bradbrook goes over the bar.

49:06

The referee penalises James Brown for handball. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

48:30

Corner taken by James Marwood from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Burns.

48:16

James Brown takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Bonner.

45:50

Tom Champion challenges Jamie Chandler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Donaldson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

45:12

Foul by Danny Harris on Micky Cummins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:53 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:12

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Marwood.

45:00 +0:53

Jamie Chandler takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Bonner.

43:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Brown on Tom Champion. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

42:56

Josh Gillies has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

42:19

Charlie Sheringham takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a comfortable save.

39:15

James Marwood takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range header by James Brown goes over the crossbar.

38:54

Jamie Chandler takes a shot. Blocked by Elliot Bradbrook.

36:26

Jack Evans produces a cross.

34:30

Patrick Boyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris. Lee Burns restarts play with the free kick.

29:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Marwood on Tom Champion. Lee Burns restarts play with the free kick.

28:57

Phil Turnbull concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Noble. Lee Noble delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Ben Clark.

23:23

The referee blows for offside against Charlie Sheringham. Ben Clark restarts play with the free kick.

22:17

The ball is swung over by Jack Evans, Adam Bartlett makes a save.

20:04

James Brown has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

18:05

Corner taken right-footed by James Marwood from the right by-line, save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

17:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Charlie Sheringham. Patrick Boyle takes the free kick.

10:01

Lee Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Boyle. Free kick crossed by James Marwood, clearance made by Jack Evans.

9:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Evans, Tom Champion concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Clark. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.

8:51

Lee Noble takes a shot. James Curtis gets a block in.

8:22

The ball is sent over by James Marwood, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

5:27

James Marwood takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Micky Cummins produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

4:15

Ryan Donaldson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

3:53

Inswinging corner taken by James Marwood from the left by-line.

3:45

James Marwood produces a cross, blocked by Lee Burns.

2:31

Ben Clark challenges Danny Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

2:01

The ball is swung over by Jack Evans.

0:43

Corner taken by Jack Evans, James Curtis manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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